Online resources for disabled students considering mobility

18 Jul 2016

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has a 'Foreign travel for disabled people' section on their website with advice for disabled travellers preparing to go abroad. 

The Department of Transport has a plane travel if you’re disabled advice page.

The US Department of State's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices include information on laws and cultural attitudes towards disability by country. 

ExchangeAbility is a European Student Network project to increase the participation of students with disabilities in mobility. Their MapAbility project aims to map the accessibility of European HEIs to students with disabilities and special needs, by reviews from disabled students.

MIUSA, or Mobility International USA, is a US non-profit working to advance the rights of people with disabilities globally with expertise in international exchange and disability. The website includes tipsheets for disabled travellers.'s 'disability and the year abroad' section includes advice for students and contacts on living arrangements abroad for disabled students. 

NAFSA is an American website with a number of articles and advice for students and advisors covering study abroad issues including disability

Making it Happen is a University of Pittsburgh documentary on studying abroad for students with disabilities.

Disability can be visible or invisible, physical or mental. Advice for universities and students on protecting mental health on mobility is available in a separate resource here

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